September 25th, 2012

NRA and Brownells Offer Youth Achievement Awards

outstanding achievement awardDo you know a talented junior shooter who could use $5000.00? Well here’s an opportunity. Applications are now being accepted for the Brownells/NRA 2013 Outstanding Achievement Youth Award. Chosen for their accomplishments in the community, the classroom and the shooting sports, three exceptional young people will receive a total of $10,000 courtesy of Brownells. First place wins $5,000, second place takes home $3,000 and third place will recieve $2,000. Eligibility requirements are explained below. While only the top three candidates will get cash prizes, all qualifying entrants will receive an official NRA Youth Award Certificate and Medal.

Shooting sport enthusiasts under the age of 21 who meet the core requirements are eligible for the award. Those requirements include completion of a NRA Basic Firearm Training Course, earning a rating through the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, submitting three letters of recommendation, providing a copy of their school transcript and writing a 1,000 word essay entitled, “What the Shooting Sports have Taught Me.”

In addition to the Core Requirements, candidates must complete a minimum of five (5) Elective Requirements out of 19 possible options. Many fun activities qualify. Here’s a partial list: compete in an NRA Postal Match; attend an NRA Shooting Sports Camp; join a local shooting club; participate in a summer camp shooting program; visit a Firearms Museum. CLICK HERE for Full List of Electives.

Deadline to enter is May 1, 2013. CLICK HERE for Application Form. If you have any questions, contact the NRA Youth Programs Department at (703) 267-1505 or email oayaprogram [at]